Jay Phillip Buente...graduated from Reitz High School (IN) before attending Purdue University.2011Spent one day with the Rays and made one appearance, July 26 at OAK...pitched 2 innings in relief of David Price, who went 6 innings...earned no decision in a 6-1 loss, totaling 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO...was optioned back to Triple-A Durham after the game...On May 25 was claimed by the Rays off waivers from the Marlins and was optioned to Durham...the Rays released him on Sep 14...Appeared in 24 games (4 starts) for Durham...prior to joining the Rays, he pitched in 10 games (5 starts) for Triple-A New Orleans and pitched in one game for the Marlins...Combining his two stops in Triple-A went 4-3 with a 3.84 ERA (84.1-IP, 36-ER) with 87 SO and 27 BB in 34 games (9 starts)...went 1-0 with 1 save and a 2.94 ERA (33.2-IP, 11-ER) in 25 relief apps, and 3-3 with a 4.44 ERA (50.2-IP, 25-ER) in 9 starts...His lone appearance for the Marlins came on May 22 vs. TB, his first career major league start...lasted 3 innings (5-H, 3-R, 3-ER, 3-BB, 1-SO) and suffered a 4-0 loss to James Shields, who threw a complete-game 3-hit shutout and struck out a career-high 13 batters.2009In his fourth professional season, split time between double-A Jacksonville and triple-A New Orleans, posting an overall record of 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA (83.0 IP/29 ER). He equaled a career best with five wins and established career marks in games (51), innings pitched, hits (76), runs (30), earned runs (29), home runs (7), walks (43) and strikeouts (79)...Began the season with Jacksonville, going 0-1 with one save and a 2.45 ERA in 16 relief appearances. Lone loss came on June 9
vs. Carolina (1.0 ip, h, r, er, hr)...Tossed 11.0 scoreless innings over the course of seven games from April 12-26, with three of those appearances lasting 2.0-or-more
innings...Promoted to triple-A New Orleans on May 10 and went on to compile a 5-1 mark with one save and a 3.39 ERA in 35 bullpen
appearances...Earned first win on June 3 vs. Albuquerque, tossing two scoreless innings. Went on to win his next three decisions before suffering his
first loss on August 20 vs. Salt Lake City (0.2 ip, 4 h, 6 r, 6 er, 2 bb, so)...Tossed a season-high 4.2 innings on August 9 at Sacramento, surrendering one run on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts...Struck out five batters to establish a season best in an August 28 win over Omaha...During June and July, owned a 3-0 record and 1.69 ERA (26.2 IP/5 ER) in 16 appearances with the Zephyrs...Following the season, spent time in the Arizona Fall League with the Mesa Solar Sox, posting no record and a 5.11 ERA (12.1 IP/7 ER)
in 10 games.2008In 2008, ranked third on Hammerheads pitching staff with 40 appearances while his 60.0 relief innings ranked second.